Filey’s Past’ covers the 19th and 20th centuries.
At the beginning of this period and through to the arrival of the first motorcar, horses were essential.
Mail coaches from London only stopped at Hunmanby which was more important than our little fishing village.
Local carriers provided services between Filey and Scarborough; the lifeboat was launched, and the fire engine pulled, by horses.
Emerging as a holiday resort, Filey hosted motorcycle and motorcar trials and races on the beach. Coach operators brought visitors to the town from all over Yorkshire and beyond.
In this chapter you will find many and varied stories involving transport in, out and around Filey. Read about the visitor who came here to shot seabirds; the ‘chapel beer horse’ and our motorcyclist Vicar, together with fascinating photographs from the Fisher Crimlisk Archives.
By June Kilsby